Representative Publications

Hayward, D.A., Pereira E.J., Otto, A.R., & Ristic, J. (2017). Smile! Social reward drives attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000459.

Hayward, D.A., & Ristic, J. (2017). Feature-and motion-based gaze cuing is linked with reduced social competence. Scientific Reports, 7:44221. DOI:10.1038/srep44221. 

Hayward, D.A., Voorhies, W., Morris, J.L., Capozzi, F. & Ristic, J. (2017). Staring reality in the face: A comparison of social attention across laboratory and real world measures suggests little common ground. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (71(3), 212-225. DOI:10.1037/cep0000117

Hayward, D.A., & Ristic, J. (2016). Automated symbolic orienting is not modulated by explicit temporal attention. Acta Psychologica, 171, 93-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.10.004.

Hayward, D.A., & Ristic, J. (2015). Exposing the cuing task: the case of gaze and arrow cues. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77(4), 1088-1104. DOI:10.3758/s13414-015-0877-6.

Ristic, J., & Enns, J. T. (2015). The Changing Face of Attentional Development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(1), 24-31. DOI: 10.1177/0963721414551165.

Boggia, J. & Ristic, J. (2015). Social event segmentation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(4), 731-744. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2014.964738

Ristic, J. & Landry, M. (2015). Combining attention: A novel way of understanding links between attention, sensory processing and complex behavior. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 77, 36–49. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-014-0737-9.

Hayward, D.A., & Ristic, J. (2013b). The uniqueness of social attention revisited: Working memory load interferes with endogenous by not social orienting. Experimental Brain Research, 231(4), 405-414. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-013-3705-z

Hayward, D.A., & Ristic, J. (2013a). Measuring attention using the Posner cuing paradigm: The role of across and within trial target probabilities. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(205), DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00205

Ristic, J., Landry, M., & Kingstone, A. (2012). Automated symbolic orienting: the missing link. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(560). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00560

Hayward, D.A., Shore, D.I., Ristic, J., Kovshoff, H., Iarocci, G., Mottron, L., Burack, A. (2012). Flexible visual processing in young adults with autism: the effect of implicit learning on global-local task. Published Online First march 2012. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1485-0.

Ristic, J., & Kingstone, A. (2012). A new form of human spatial attention: Automated symbolic orienting. Visual Cognition, 20(3), 244-264.

Ristic, J., & Giesbrecht, B. (2011). Electrophysiological evidence for spatiotemporal flexibility in the ventrolateral attention network. Public Library of Science ONE, 6(9) : e24436.

Ristic, J., & Kingstone A. (2009). Rethinking attentional development Reflexive and volitional orienting in children and adults. Developmental Science, 12(2), 298-296.

Ristic, J., Wright, A. & Kingstone, A.(2007). Attentional control and reflexive orienting to gaze and arrow cues. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(5), 964-969.

Ristic, J., Wright, A., & Kingstone, A.(2006). The number line effect reflects top-down control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 862-868.

Ristic, J. & Kingstone, A. (2006). Attention to arrows: Pointing to a new direction. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1921- 1930.

Ristic, J., Mottron, L., Friesen, C. K., Iarocci, G, Burack, A. J., & Kingstone, A. (2005). Eyes are special but not for everyone: The case of autism. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 715-718.

Ristic, J. & Kingstone, A. (2005). Taking control of reflexive social attention. Cognition, B55-B65.

Kingstone, A, Tipper, C, Ristic, J & Ngan, E (2004). The eyes have it!: An fMRI investigation. Brain and Cognition, 55, 269-271.

Friesen, C. K., Ristic, J. & Kingstone, A. (2004). Attentional effects of counterpredictive gaze and arrow cues. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30(2), 319-329.

Kingstone, A., Smilek, D., Ristic, J., Friesen, C. K., & Eastwood, J. (2003). Attention Researchers! It’s time to look at the real world! Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12(5), 176-184.

Ristic, J., Friesen, C. K., & Kingstone, A. (2002). Are eyes special? It depends on how you look at it. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 507-513.

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Ristic, J. & Enns, J. T. (2015). Attentional development. In Liben, L.S. and Mueller, U. (Eds. ) Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, 7th Ed, Volume 2: Cognitive Processes. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley.

Birmingham, E., Ristic, J. & Kingstone, A. (2012). Investigating social attention: A case for increasing stimulus complexity in the laboratory, In Burack, J. A., Enns, J. T., & Fox, N. A. (Eds.). Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology (pp. 251-276). New York: Oxford University Press. (25 manuscript pages).

Blair, C. D. & Ristic, J. (2016). Effects of combined attention on early visual cortical processing: An ERP investigation. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 70(4), 354.

Pereira, E. J., Gurguryan, L, Ristic, J. (2016). Functional fractionation of the default mode network is associated with real-world mind wandering behaviours. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(4), 403.

Gurguryan, L, Pereira, E. J., Ristic, J. (2016). Wandering minds and dwindling grades: Temperament traits and academic performance predict rates of mind wandering. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(4), 375.

Vogel, T. & Ristic, J. (2016). Social working memory: Fact or fiction? Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 70(4), 421.

Pereira, E. J.,Birmingham, E., Ristic, J. (2016). The eyes don’t have it after all? Attention is not biased towards faces or eyes. Journal of Vision 16(2), 1275.

Hayward, D. A., Voorhies, W., Wong, S. & Ristic, J. (2015). Searching for social attention in real life social interactions. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 68(4) 350.

Vogel, T. & Ristic, J. (2015). Remember me? Social working memory load affects social orienting. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 69(4) 361.

Pereira, E. J., Gurguryan, L, Ristic, J. (2015). Controlling a wandering mind: Tasks dictate differences in estimates of mind wandering. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 69(4) 361.

Hayward, D.A., Meilleur, A., Seusan, L. A., Ristic, J. (2015). Females search, males find: The effect of a distractor face on search depends on gender. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 69(4), 327.

Hayward, D.A., Pereira, E. J., Vogel, T., Stewart, K. E. & Ristic, J. (2015). What’s that smile worth? Social reward influences spatial orienting. Journal of Vision. 

Seusan, L. A., Hayward, D. A., Ristic, J. (2014). Eye tricked you: The effects of a  distractor face on visual search. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 68(4), 291.

Hayward, D. A. & Ristic, J. (2014). Dissociating attentional effects of gaze and arrow cues using the cuing task. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(4), 255.

Hayward, D. A., & Ristic, J. (2013). Social and temporal orienting: Linked or independent? Journal of Vision 13(9), 1129. (BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD)

Hayward, D.A. & Ristic, J. (2013). A gaze in the crowd: Social attention is resilient to perceptual load. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(4), 274.

Landry, M. & Ristic, J. (2013). Two sides of the same coin? Combined attention in overt and covert attention. Perception, 42, 28.

Hayward, D.A., Dick, C.C., & Ristic, J. (2013). How automatic is Automated Symbolic orienting. Perception, 42, 28.

Landry, M. & Ristic, J. (2013). Combined attention: A novel way of conceptualizing the links between attention and behavior. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(4), 304.

Landry, M. & Ristic, J. (2012). Predictive arrows produce superadditive effects in focal attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(4), 296.

Hayward, D.A. & Ristic, J. (2012). Eye can’t help it: The irrevocable automaticity of social attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(4), 279.

Birmingham, E., Riendeau, C., & Ristic, J. (2012). Selection of eyes in the dot probe paradigm: Evidence for left visual field specificity. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(4), 295.

Landry, M., & Ristic, J. (2012). The influence of attentional interactions on perceptual processing. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 673.

Hayward, D., & Ristic, J. (2012). Alerting trumps space and time in social orienting. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 569.

Hayward, D.A., Pestonji, N., Ristic, J. (2011). The effects of working memory on social attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(4), 310. (BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD)

Cote-Lecaldare, M., Hayward, D.A., Ristic, J. (2011). Timing is everything… or not? The effect of temporal expectancies on social attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(4), 310.

Boggia, J. & Ristic, J. (2011). The role of social information in event segmentation. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(4), 314. 

Ristic, J. & Giesbrecht, B. (2010). Characterizing the nature of attention orienting elicited by the mental number line. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(4), 287.

Sy, J., Ristic, J., & Giesbrecht, B. (2009). Top-down modulation of reflexive social orienting. Journal of Vision, 9(8), 192.

Ristic, J., & Giesbrecht, B. (2009). The role of the ventrolateral frontoparietal attention network in social attention. Journal of Vision, 9(8), 102.

Ristic, J., Bonura, B. M., & Giesbrecht, B. (2008). (More) evidence that nonpredictive arrows elicit reflexive orienting: An ERP study. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 780.

Deaner, R. O., Shepherd, S. V., Ristic, J., & Platt, M. L. (2006). Familiarity accentuates gaze following in women but not men. Journal of Vision, 6(6), 279.

Ristic, J. & Kingstone, A. (2005). Eyes and arrows: Two sides of a same coin? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17(Supplement), 151.

Coupland, N., Ristic, J., & Kingstone, A. (2005). Reflexive Attention to Gaze Direction is Separable from Awareness of Gaze Direction in Healthy Brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience17(Supplement), 151.

Ristic, J., Olk, B., Ho, S., & Kingstone, A. (2003). Endogenous orienting: What have we been measuring? Cognitive Neuroscience Society Abstracts, 10, 55.